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#51 elinsley

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 06:43 PM

Good job, Will, Chubby, and Ross.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 06:58 PM

Who is that accepting the winners share and what have you done with Willie?

 

Congrats, guys.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 07:00 PM

Great battle, Willy and Chubby.

 

Big congrats.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 07:11 PM

WTG, Willy, Chubby, and Ross!    


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 07:17 PM

Greg,

What happened to John Weaver in the semi?

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:09 PM

Phil,

 

He could not avoid another car car that came into his lane and broke his guide and perhaps something else.


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#57 Dennis David

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:52 PM

Why does Tracy have that strange gaze in his eyes? Is it the money changing hands? LOL.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:46 PM

Good run, guys. It's very cool to be able to see the races and monitor streaming. 

 

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 12:38 AM

Thanks for webcast, much better today. Nice with live timing to keep track during the races...

 

Thanks, again.


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:29 AM

Top and bottom pics of the podium cars.

 

Ross Scarf's third place car:

 

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Chubby's second place car:

 

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Willy Custer's first place car:

 

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:30 AM

Will there be shots of the chassis and sheets at some time?

 

You posted the photos as I was posting the question.

 

Thanks.


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:46 AM

Eddie,

 

I only took pics of the podium cars so what you see is all that will be posted.

 

Do have a short video of the final Main that will be posted as soon as YouTube finishes processing it.


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:51 AM

This was actually just a test of the video capabilities of my camera and it worked pretty well. Less than a minute in length.

 

This is the Can-Am final Main on Saturday.

 


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:52 AM

Hard luck for John. He's one of the good young racers.

Thanks, Greg.
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:53 AM

I am very impressed with John, both as a racer and a person.

 

Wish we had a bunch more young racers like him in Retro...


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 08:58 AM

Who won the Jersey John car? Did they do F1 qualifying last night...


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 09:02 AM

Casey,

 

Don't know about the first question, no to the second one.


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 09:55 AM

Who won the Jersey John car?


Bob Manzitti AKA The Sawdust Man won the JJ chassis.
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 09:58 AM

I would be interested in knowing how the lap times compare with the actual period these cars are suppose to mimic.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:00 AM

The tracks are so radically different, any comparison is pointless.

Regardless, it isn't vintage racing, it's racing scratchbuilt cars.
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:07 AM

Greg, thanks for the great coverage of the event!!

 

Yeah, that stinks for John. He is a great racer 


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:10 AM

Live feed for the F1 race today:

Video stream from 'The Track'
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:12 AM

Dennis,

Your assumption that modern Retro cars are "suppose[d] to mimic" some prior period of slot racing is misplaced, though many seem to want to apply that interpretation.

Referring to IRRA® Retro, the ruleset defines new and unique classes utilizing selected aspects of slot cars raced in the '60s and '70s, as well as more modern elements. As has been said many times, IRRA® Retro is not meant to replicate or mimic any types of slot cars that previously existed.

Obviously Retro cars are much faster than '60s and '70s unlimited slot cars for a number of reasons: better and faster tracks, better tires, far better magnets in today's cheap motors than could even be purchased in the early days, etc.

Trying to compare the slot cars that were raced four or five decades ago with modern Retro cars isn't IMO a very meaningful exercise.


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 10:16 AM

F1 are testing at 3.7 secs. I did see a 3.6 last night...
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Posted 17 April 2016 - 11:17 AM

Fourteen entries for the F1 race today.

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Qualifying is now underway. This is the first F1 race ever held at The Track, which BTW celebrated its first full year of operation yesterday.

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